A picnic theme is a great birthday party theme for a young girl, especially a girl with a winter birthday. Go against everything winter and plan a picnic birthday party worthy of the brightest summer day. If you aren’t into character themes or other typical birthday party themes try these ideas for a cute and simple picnic birthday party.
Picnic Birthday Party Decorations. The decorations for a picnic themed birthday party are simple and inexpensive. Red gingham tablecloths, napkins, and plates are a great starting point. Buy the items during the summer before the planned party (assuming it isn’t a summer birthday), or check out a party supply store or online store to find them year round. A pennant banner is easy to make out of card stock or scrapbooking papers. If you don’t have a scrapbooking cutter consider checking with your child’s school or daycare (especially if you do volunteer work there) and see if you can use their Ellison machine. These decorations are all you need to get across the idea of a picnic for your picnic birthday party.
Picnic Birthday Party Invitations. You can easily create your own picnic birthday party invitations. Print invitations using a red gingham background and black writing. Next, use paper lunch bags to make your envelopes. Just fold in the corners to make the top triangular. Then fold the bag into thirds. Secure with some glue. If you are feeling really ambitious you can even add a small piece of gingham ribbon to finish them off. These homemade invitations will look just perfect for your picnic birthday theme.
Picnic Birthday Party Food. The food for a picnic birthday party should reflect the theme of a picnic. Create small sandwiches and wrap with parchment or waxed paper to indicate they were created to be taken somewhere, as if for a picnic. Use newspaper to make simple origami boxes and fill with chips (terra chips or other root vegetable chips are different and colorful). Put fresh berries in white cupcake liners or parchment cones and sprinkle with a light dusting of powdered sugar. Hollow out crusty rolls and fill with chicken, egg, and ham salads. Serving all cold foods will keep you from having to keep food hot for the party and will reflect the idea of a summer picnic perfectly. As a final touch for your picnic birthday party put juice drinks (we like this simple Apple Julep recipe) in small canning jars with lids and place them in a large bucket of ice.
Picnic Birthday Party Cake. There are numerous options for creating the birthday cake for a picnic birthday party. You could go with just a triple layer super tasty cake like red velvet or Italian cream. This cake, put front and center on a tall cake plate, will work perfectly. If you really want to have a decorated cake, try covering cupcakes with light green icing and then adding red candies to be ladybugs. Or make a layered cake and cover with bright yellow daisies, using mini sandwich cookies for the centers of the flowers. The cake for a picnic themed birthday party certainly doesn’t have to be overly fancy.
A picnic theme is a great year round party idea for a little girl’s birthday. Use these ideas and your own creativity to produce a fantastic picnic birthday party for your little one.